To bring life-changing community soccer programs to homeless, refugee and underserved populations. By creating safe places to play, supplying caring coaches and coordinating social services, we build our participants’ personal capacity to achieve improved education and employment outcomes.
Bottom Line for Portland
In its first year, Street Soccer USA-Portland established five free, life-changing soccer programs that served 236 people from Portland’s homeless, refugee and underserved communities. It also provided 95 individual social service referrals and improved the confidence, self-esteem and resiliency of 92 percent of participants.
“Street Soccer Portland has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to see teammates come from homelessness to being housed, independent, enrolled in college, employed and find hope and joy.”
—Collin, Homeless World Cup program participant
The first 100 donors of $75 or more will receive a $25 gift card to Pok Pok Restaurants.
The first 100 donors of $50 or more will receive a free bag of Community Club coffee from Marigold Coffee.
Donors of $25 or more will receive a Timbers Army 'No Pity' Scarf.